This is a common issue in many industries, the police, event staff and door staff all have to wear earpieces for a long time, this little device is great. We still need to be convinced if this is the answer to a curly tube.
Developed by a team of audiologists using technology originally created for the hearing-aid industry,Â earHeroÂ is a tiny earpiece that provides increased sound clarity without limiting a userâs ability to hear their surroundings, while being small enough to be discreet.
âThe response has been really positive. Most guys hate wearing a typical earpiece; after a 10-hour shift, their ears are burning,â said Matt Murphy, founder of earHero. âThey just want to do their jobs and be able to hear everything around them without being in pain.â
Built for extreme comfort
Used by the Secret Service, FBI and local law enforcement agencies around the U.S., earHero is more comfortable than a traditional âcoiled-tubeâ earpiece and can be adapted to any standard radio used by law enforcement. Its two tiny speakers, secured by thin silicone guides, fit securely in your ear, providing clear audio without blocking out the sounds around you, all while preventing ear fatigue.
In fact, the earpiece is so unobtrusive that youâre able to comfortably talk on the phone without removing it.
Offers Total situational awareness
A traditional earpiece sits in one ear with a coiled tube leading to the radio, so an officerâs hearing is essentially impeded. Not only does listening through a single ear require the volume to be louder, which can potentially drown out ambient sounds, it also impedes our natural sense ofÂ sound localizationâ"the process by which we locate a sound.
âSay you hear something over your right shoulder,â Murphy said. âBecause the sound came from the right side, it will be a little louder and come a little bit sooner to your right ear than it will to your left ear. Your brain processes this information and tells you that the sound came from your right. But, with one ear essentially plugged, your brain isnât able to perform this localization.â
earHero doesnât obstruct the natural process, allowing users to accurately locate sounds. Having the highest level of awareness of your environment when on the job can be crucial. With earHero, youâre able to hear whisper-level sounds from yards away and determine where theyâre coming from.
Easier on your ears
The design ofÂ earHeroÂ is not only more effective from a performance standpoint, it also is safer for your ears. Because earHero uses tiny speakers in both ears, you can achieve clarity with a lower volume than you would be able to through a single ear. This translates into less pressure on the inner workings of your ear.
In addition, the earHero is small enough to fit inside the ear without obstructing it, meaning that you can hear more and the pressure inside the ear has a way to escape. The result is a more comfortable experience, but also one that is less likely to lead to hearing loss.
Indeed, earHero offers law enforcement professionals a comfortable, effective and covert earpiece option. Its innovative design is easy on the ear and does not impede situational awareness.
Source - http://www.policeone.com/police-products/communications/articles/7522383-Covert-and-Comfortable-A-new-generation-of-earpiece-designed-to-maintain-awareness/